Skype skype: URI Handling /Datapath Argument Injection Settings Manipulation (credentialed check)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 45061


The remote Skype client is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.


According to its timestamp, the version of Skype installed on the remote Windows host fails to sanitize input in its URI handler to its '/Datapath' argument, which specifies the location of the Skype configuration files and security policy.

If an attacker can trick a user on the affected system into clicking on a specially crafted link, the client could be made to use a Datapath location on a remote SMB share. In turn, this could lead to man-in-the-middle attacks or the disclosure of sensitive information, such as call history associated with the user.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 45061

File Name: skype_4_2_0_155_creds.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2010/03/15

Modified: 2015/01/12

Dependencies: 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:skype:skype

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/03/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/03/10

Reference Information

BID: 38699

OSVDB: 62853

Secunia: 38908